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Redmaids' student Esther performs music and poetry for residents

Esther is a 12 year old student from Redmaids' High School. Part of her Bat Mitzvah, a ritual Jewish coming of age ceremony, involves completing a project which incorporates the Jewish idea of tzedakah, or acts of charity. Esther intends to record a video each month of her performing music and reading poems for our residents to enjoy.

She is an incredibly talented young woman and we are sure you will thoroughly enjoy her videos, which we will share with you below.

In April's video, Esther recites The Moment by Margaret Atwood, and the opening to Under Milk Wood, a play by Dylan Thomas. She finishes off with a wonderful piano performance of a Mazurka by Chopin.

For March, Esther kindly shares with us some spring inspired pieces, beginning with the poem 'To a Snowdrop' byWilliam Wordsworth, followed by a beautiful piano piece called 'Allegro' by G.B Pescetti, and finishing off with a poem by Roger McGough titled 'The Midnight Skaters'.

Esther's video for February includes readings of the poems 'A Hymn to the Evening' by Phillis Wheatley and 'Explained' by A. A. Milne, as well as a beautiful violin recital of 'Schindler's List' by John Williams.

In January's video, Esther plays Gigue by Veracini on the violin and recites two poems; 'Life' by Charlotte Bronte and 'The Thought Fox' by Ted Hughes.